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And please, if you decide to make a go at some hobby income, be HONEST in your marketing.  Don’t be all “I’ve been photographing for years.” Or “why pay a high priced pro?” Or the like.  Be honest that this is all about  trying to support your hobby, and never be afraid to say “no” when it’s something beyond your capibilities.  Honesty, goes a long way, and this industry is in dire need of it.  Also most states require you to charge sales tax and have id, even for hobby income, and be sure to look up your tax laws for income tax as well.  Don’t quote me, but I believe anything over $500 needs to be claimed federally.  Good luck!  I hope you make the best decision for yourself